Top 50 Family Ministry Blogs

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Family ministry has been a priority for churches since the 80’s but in the past 15 years there has been a new push for youth and kids ministries to be working together in sync with each other in a way that produces a cohesive strategy to equip and empower families like never before. When I started blogging 6 years ago there were only a handful of children’s pastors blogging. There were also a few youth pastor blogs as well. The desire I had for my blog at the beginning was to be to someone else what I wish I had when I started.

In the past 5 years there has been a huge shift toward staffing family ministry positions. That title means something different for each person using it for us here it refers to a single staff member responsible for all programing from birth through college. While there are not a ton of family ministry specific blogs out there yet, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the best of both the youth and children’s ministry blogosphere.

What I have done is compile a list of the Top 50 Family Ministry Blogs. While they may not all be written by someone in a family ministry position seeing a list of some of the best Kids and Youth ministry blogs out there will help anyone in the position of leading both ministries. This list is by no means comprehensive I realize that in the hours I took to create this list I may have missed a blog. Please forgive me and please let everyone know in the comment section.

I judged each blog by the following:

1. Alexia Rank – I found this through alexia’s site.

2. Social Media Shares of the Home page – With the demise of Google reader we lost the loyalty metric that the Google readership subscription provided. There is no much out there to duplicate that. In my research I found the site which give the amount of shares via social media a particular page has received. As a way of trying to gauge loyalty I used the home page of everyone’s blog.

3. Open Site Explorer Homepage Root Domain Links and Open Site Explorer Total incoming Links help show how far of a reach a blog has. How many people look to a particular blog as having authority on any given subject. The more links back to the blog the more people are referring to the content within the blog.


RankName of BlogAlexa RankLinking Root DomainsTotal incoming LinksSocial Media Shares of Home Page
3More Than Dodgeball52674128031872329
6Fuller Youth Institute20080011968459374
14Rethinking Youth Ministry36926091306000285
19Jr. High Ministry52674167158290
20Learning My Lines42680807524922007
21The Inclusive Church4375118565068684
22Relevant Children's Ministry1176258493545109
23Reyouth Pastor520408279670162
24Youth Ministry 36084331357335552
25CM Buzz3061845643903438
26Lemon Lime Kids308059367459069
28Dad In The Middle281944274528913
29Youth Leader Stash641880101 7,306 405
32Youth Cartel29154451112951295
33Jake BoumaN/A108361566
34Youth Specialties50825835219913
36Youth Blog420249061507614
37Jim Wideman7500520311553532
38Gina McClainN/A78393042
39David Wakerley1223591059520428
40Children's Ministry Magazine Blog4315931917075
42Live Together298574643256317
43Kids Ministry 1013351396415
45Kidmin Thoughts658283317178045
46Mike JohnsonNA17231438
47Download Youth Ministry70163039175163
49More Than Puppets11245622819242
50Ryan Frank12824259351840


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  1. Most of us in family ministry deal with the struggles of marriage, the pains of divorce, and the strain on the kids, parents, and church. No one tackles these issues better than Wayne Stocks at formerly Divorce Ministry 4 Kids. Another person that addresses issues in the home, especially relating to teens, is Chris Schaffner who blogs at These guys have huge hearts for bringing God to the center of each home.